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100m Champ Tori Bowie Withdraws From 200m, But Other Americans Advance

100m Champ Tori Bowie Withdraws From 200m, But Other Americans Advance
Photo: © Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports
The women's 200m heats took place earlier today, and while one doubler from the 100m in Dafne Schippers excelled with the fastest time of the day, the 100m world champion Tori Bowie withdrew from the longer event -- possibly due to injury after diving at the line in her 100m race two days ago at the IAAF World Championships in London.

Her spot in the 200m heats was uncertain even before she won the 100m, as she had gone on the record after USAs saying she "absolutely did not want" to double.

Two other non-starters were medal hope Michelle-Lee Ahye and German athlete Laura Muller. Muller's DNS was speculated to be due to the same type of food poisoning that 400m men's medal favorite Isaac Makwala contracted that forced him to DNS in the 200m.

The other two Americans and most of the big names (aside from the non-starters) all qualified for the semis safely.

Here are the semifinal qualifiers:

11Dafne SCHIPPERS22.63 Q0.5
24Shaunae MILLER-UIBO22.69 Q-0.1
36Marie-Josée TA LOU22.70 Q0.1
45Dina ASHER-SMITH22.73 Q SB-0.4
52Kimberlyn DUNCAN22.74 Q-0.6
62Mujinga KAMBUNDJI22.86 Q-0.6
75Crystal EMMANUEL22.87 Q-0.4
83Deajah STEVENS22.90 Q0.1
94Simone FACEY22.98 Q-0.1
91Tynia GAITHER22.98 Q0.5
117Rebekka HAASE22.99 Q0.5
123Ivet LALOVA-COLLIO23.08 Q0.1
136Sarah ATCHO23.09 Q0.1
141Maria BELIMPASAKI23.16 Q0.5
156Anthonique STRACHAN23.23 Q0.1
164Edidiong Ofonime ODIONG23.24 Q-0.1
172Vitoria Cristina ROSA23.26 Q-0.6
183Sashalee FORBES23.26 Q0.1
191Bianca WILLIAMS23.30 q0.5
207Rosangela SANTOS23.34 Q0.5
212Justine PALFRAMAN23.35 q-0.6
221Jodean WILLIAMS23.38 q0.5
237Semoy HACKETT23.50 Q0.5
245Estelle RAFFAI23.72 Q-0.4
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